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Grateful Dead Live at Seattle Center Coliseum on 1982-08-29

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Grateful Dead Live at Seattle Center Coliseum on 1982-08-29

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Jack Straw-> Big Railroad Blues, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, West L.A. Fadeaway-> Little Red Rooster, Loser, Cassidy, It Must Have Been The Roses, Let It Grow Day Job-> Samson & Delilah, He's Gone-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Seattle Center Coliseum
Location Seattle, WA

Source Audience Recording: Nakamichi 300/CP4
Lineage FOB) Nak 300/CP4 > Cm > Dat > Sound Forge > CD > EAC > SHN
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(FOB) Nak 300/CP4 > Cm > Dat > Sound Forge > CD > EAC > SHN encoded by Charlie Miller


Reviewer: kbmill - - February 18, 2016
Subject: bread crumb
I remarked on the inventiveness of Bob's playing a few nights earlier. Others remarked on Brent's playing the following night, but Brent on this night is on fire.
Reviewer: jzmurdock - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2016
Subject: First Dead concert
I went to this concert on a lark, just to see what the big deal was about the Dead. I'd heard their music but never quite got it. Before the concert I sat in my car with my girlfriend and took a shot of rum each, snorted some coke, dropped some acid, and smoked some pot. Then went to the concert.
At one point during the concert, I realized something amazing was happening. The band was playing a song and then each musician kind of went off on their own track, doing completely different things musically but it all somehow fit together. I looked around to remark about it, to see if anyone else around me was hearing what I was hearing and noticed that everyone around me was... asleep!
Including my girlfriend. I nudged her and she woke up. I tried to communicate my experience, yelling in her ear as she came around to ask if she could hear what I was but she had to have been following it all along. So didn't understand. It was utterly mind expanding though, a completly amazing experience.
Being stage right just off the floor area, up above us there was a hung bank of speakers facing us just off and above the stage and... it was loud.
Directly below some women were dancing, spinning circles in loose long, tie dyed sun dresses. It was a magical moment and finally, I got it. I understood what it was about the Grateful Dead that was so amazing. These were talented musicians, to be sure. And it wasn't just the drugs. :) Okay I'm sure that had SOME thing to do with it, but they were still doing what they were doing and it was worth experiencing to be sure, especially since now in hindsight, Jerry is no longer with us.
Reviewer: jawknee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2015
Subject: Under-rated!
My work schedule kept me from making Veneta the night before, but I made this one, and have vivid memories of having a great time. I always loved this venue for its openness, sound, and relaxed vibe, and never saw the Dead play a sub-standard gig there. This show is relatively short, and yeah, the set-list isn't that exciting, but who listens to set-lists? The band is focused and intense, Jerry is in good voice (increasingly rare for '82), and this tape positively sparkles in the high-end. The ever-becoming He's Gone is a treat, and post-drums is especially good - with its NFA coming brooding and nasty outta space (before it was doomed to become their silly kiss-off closer), a tragic WRat, and stankin' Sugar Mag - sweet!
Reviewer: GCWayte - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2015
Subject: My Only Dead Show
Ah, here it is, the one and only time I saw the Grateful Dead live. It was great, and I really appreciated the spirit of the crowd. People dancing with strangers, feeling relaxed and laid back. I sort of became a fan at that point, though not an avid follower. I 'got' the Dead, but didn't feel driven to explore their music (because, honestly, it's all pretty much the same). Perhaps if I started in '72, and took the right drugs, I'd be a bigger fan. Still, a very memorable experience!
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2014
Subject: -
The reviews below are yet more evidence, to me, that Deadheads are listening to something other than the music. This is the best show, musically, that the band did all month! The sound quality of the recording may be annoying (it is), and you may have had a better time down in Veneta, but neither of those things matter if you're listening to the actual music, which is why the Dead were there: they played music!

Anyway, everybody is playing awesomely on this one. Check it out!
Reviewer: JamminJerome - favoritefavorite - August 29, 2008
Subject: Average
Not much to say about this show. The sound was better than I expected for an AUD, and the show itself was not a clunker. However, nothing really stood out or pumped me up in this show.

It made pleasant background music as I did some household cleaning, but I think if I was listening to this show simply for the pleasure of listening to a show, I would have been disappointed. I'm giving this one two stars only to balance out the 4-star rating's really a 2.5 star show.
Reviewer: Mark Scalise - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2008
Subject: not so bad
Setlist is rather dull, perhaps due to Mr. Kesey keeping them up late the night before, but this is actually a pretty tight performance, and an excellent FOB audience. Love those Nak 300s.
Reviewer: Augy - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2004
Subject: I've seen better in Seattle
Especialy compared to the previous excellent Veneta, Ore. show this was pretty mundane, short and generic. 3 at best.
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